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MARTIAL ARTS/FIGHTING STYLES

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This poll is about your opinions on martial arts and other fighting styles

Which is the best martial art/fighting style to learn

4% (35) Aikado
4% (36) Boxing (western)
1% (13) Caporeia
8% (73) Kung Fu/Gung Fu
1% (16) Hapkido
10% (90) Jujitsu
5% (49) Karate
2% (18) Kick Boxing (western)
14% (124) Muay Thai
6% (53) Ninjutsu
0% (8) Pankration
0% (8) Self Defence
3% (34) Street Fighting
0% (2) Sumo Wrestling
4% (40) Tae Kwon Do
1% (14) Tai Chi
1% (9) Unarmed Combat
0% (4) Valetudo
2% (18) Wrestling (western)
1% (16) Wushu
2% (18) other
21% (188) A mixed style such as Jeet Kune Do or MMA or Free style

866 voters have answered this question.

Which armed combat style do you prefer

9% (74) Escrima
3% (30) Fencing
2% (17) Iaido
12% (100) Kendo
1% (12) Zanji
8% (71) other
44% (356) all weapons training is useful
16% (133) training with weapons is a waste of time

793 voters have answered this question.

Is it better to study a wider range of fighting styles

53% (420) Yes the more you learn the better fighter you will become
13% (110) No you should stick to a style and become the very best you can at it
29% (233) Yes but only a few as too many will confuse and contradict
3% (24) No extra techniques will come naturally

787 voters have answered this question.

Boxing vs Wrestling

31% (249) Boxing
20% (166) Wrestling
47% (382) it depends on the individual

797 voters have answered this question.

Is Judo a fighting style or a sport

46% (365) Judo is a sport aka the gentle way, jujitsu is its fighting form
53% (420) Judo is a fighting style and it just as effective as any other

785 voters have answered this question.

Which is the best style of Kung Fu

0% (2) Ba Fan
0% (4) Chang Chaun
1% (8) Choy Li Fut
8% (63) Drunken Style
2% (20) Eagle Claw
6% (52) Five Animals
0% (5) Fu Jya
0% (4) Hising-I
2% (16) Hung Gar
3% (31) Iron Palm
0% (6) Lau Gar
0% (4) Lon Xing Quan
3% (29) Monkey
0% (7) Pa Kwa
0% (3) Pao Quan
1% (15) Praying Mantis
1% (11) Qi Gong
0% (2) Quin Na
17% (139) Wing Chun
1% (15) Xing Yi Quan
3% (24) other
40% (318) can't say

778 voters have answered this question.

Which is the best style of Karate

6% (54) Goju Ryu
1% (15) Isshin Ryu
12% (95) Kyokushinkai
0% (5) Renbukan
2% (16) Sankukai
4% (33) Shotokai
20% (160) Shotokan
1% (8) Toyama Ryu
2% (21) Wado Ryu
4% (36) other
42% (329) can't say

772 voters have answered this question.

Which is the main figure head of martial arts

34% (271) Kung Fu
26% (206) Karate
7% (59) Taekwondo
12% (96) Jujitsu
11% (86) Muay Thai
7% (57) other

775 voters have answered this question.

Does martial arts training have an effect when fighting in the street

20% (155) Yes it makes you practically unbeatable against untrained oponents
44% (339) Yes it does give you the advantage
8% (65) It helps a little
1% (14) It makes no difference
2% (18) No it's a completely different thing to real fighting
1% (15) No if anything trying to use martial arts will make things harder for you in a street fight
21% (163) It depends which martial art you train in

769 voters have answered this question.

Jeet Kune Do vs MMA

25% (189) Jeet Kune Do
30% (232) MMA
19% (145) they are practically the same thing as they carry the same principles and theories about using different styles
24% (188) they cannot be compared as one is for cage fighting and one is for street fighting

754 voters have answered this question.

Should Boxing and Wrestling be considered as martial arts

49% (370) Yes as they did originate from them after all
31% (240) No they are completely different
19% (144) meh! does it matter?

754 voters have answered this question.

What is the key benefit of training in martial arts or any other fighting style

6% (50) Fitness
8% (62) Confidence
15% (118) Self Defence
0% (7) A good hobbie
6% (52) Reactions and reflexes
1% (14) Strength
6% (48) fighting knowledge
5% (44) Being able to kick ass!
46% (349) They are all important
1% (10) There is no benefit

754 voters have answered this question.

Who would win

44% (331) A trained fighter but with little real fighting experience
55% (412) An untrained fighter but with lots of fighting experience

743 voters have answered this question.

What is the best area of fighting styles

8% (67) Striking with arms
8% (63) Striking with legs
7% (57) Grappling (locks)
2% (22) Grappling (throws)
8% (64) Knowing lethal pressure points
63% (476) All are important

749 voters have answered this question.

In a fight will size and weight always provail

14% (103) Yes im afraid if you face facts the bigger heavier oponent always has the advantage
85% (628) No with the right training you can defeat much bigger and heavier oponents

731 voters have answered this question.

You're planning to learn how to fight and defend yourself with little knowledge os styles, you are allowed a choice of two styles to start with, which do you choose

17% (133) Kung Fu/Karate
13% (104) Boxing/Wrestling
19% (148) Jujistu/Taekwondo
18% (138) Aikado/Muay Thai
1% (8) Sumo wrestling/Tai Chi
20% (151) Jeet Kune Do/MMA
0% (7) Fencing/Kendo
7% (57) other

746 voters have answered this question.

What do you think of Tai Chi in regards to fighting

24% (178) Despite involving slow movements, Tai Chi is still very effective in actualy combat
31% (227) Tai Chi helps fitness and concentration but would not be as effective as other styles
17% (129) Better than nothing I suppose
15% (110) Tai Chi is ok but no good for real fighting
10% (77) Tai Chi is for pussies and old people

721 voters have answered this question.

Which martial art do you believe to be a waste of time

6% (49) Kung Fu
10% (77) Karate
2% (16) Jujitsu
12% (95) Tae Kwon Do
2% (16) Muay Thai
7% (59) Aikado
15% (118) Tai Chi
7% (53) Judo
15% (115) Caporeia
3% (26) Jeet Kune Do
4% (36) other
54% (410) no martial art is a waste of time
1% (8) all martial arts are a waste of time

752 voters have answered this question.

The best of fighting styles originated mainly from which country

24% (183) China
20% (153) Japan
4% (33) Korea
6% (50) Thailand
0% (3) Mongolia
0% (6) Indonisia
1% (8) The phillapenes
0% (3) UK
3% (23) USA
0% (2) Germany
0% (1) France
1% (10) Russia
1% (8) India
0% (5) Africa
1% (9) South America
2% (15) other
31% (234) nationality makes no difference

746 voters have answered this question.

Who were the greatest fighters

35% (266) The Shaolin
20% (152) The Samurai
21% (163) The Ninjas
4% (30) Street Gangs
17% (131) other

742 voters have answered this question.

Is any fighting ability pointless when the oponenet has a gun

39% (294) Yes don't bother denying it
60% (442) No that's just how amazing some styles can be

736 voters have answered this question.

Bruce Lee?

57% (421) He was and still is the combat king!
18% (137) He was the man back then but wouldn't be now
4% (32) Nothing special
17% (129) It's hard to tell
2% (18) Who's Bruce Lee?

737 voters have answered this question.

martial arts/fighting styles and gender

37% (275) Females are just as good fighters as males
51% (382) With enough training a female could defeat some males
6% (47) A females doesn't stand a chance no matter what
4% (31) Females will always win (males have balls)

735 voters have answered this question.

What is more important

50% (370) It should be a fair fight
49% (369) Do anything to win the fight

739 voters have answered this question.

Finally what are your thoughts on this poll

12% (89) It was Amazing!!!
17% (126) Prbably the best poll I've seen on this subject
42% (309) It was pretty good
8% (59) It was ok, seen better
11% (83) meh
5% (39) could be better
1% (9) not very good
2% (19) I would dance on your grave

733 voters have answered this question.

Well if you said you didn't like it this is your punishment, I thoguht I'd do one more haha! OK if you're honest with yourself, on average how long should it take one to achieve a black belt in a martial art, say if you trained once a week

1% (13) A few days
1% (9) 2-3 weeks
1% (11) 2-5 months
2% (19) 6-9 months
7% (57) A year or so
23% (173) 3-6 years
16% (122) 7-10 years
7% (56) 12-15 years
3% (25) 18-22 years
1% (13) 30-40 years
3% (28) the best of your life time (theres always more to learn)
11% (82) how ever long it takes to truly master you style
0% (3) a day if you're smart enough to paint your white belt ;)
17% (127) belts are not important, just train all you can

738 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2006-09-22 21:07:01 by R+M
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